Do you have mold on your floors? You have come to the right place! We will show you how to get rid of the mold in no time. Ready to get started? Just keep reading. Thank you for trusting us with this topic! You will love your mold-free floors!
Install Bathroom Fans
One of the primary causes of mold is extreme humidity. As a result, you should be concerned about the ventilation in your bathroom.
In order to combat humidity, it’s a good idea to invest in some fans. When you install fans, you’re less likely to deal with mold buildup on the bathroom floors.
Pro tip: After taking a shower, make sure to keep the fan on for at least thirty minutes.
If you can’t afford to install fans, consider opening the windows and doors instead. According to much research, keeping the bathroom door shut after a shower will result in much mildew growth.
Please note: If you live in an extremely humid climate, opening the windows is unlikely to help you much. A great alternative is to invest in dehumidifiers.
In most cases, mold will only grow if the humidity level is above 55 percent. With this in mind, make sure to set the dehumidifier to the appropriate setting to prevent rapid mold growth.
Remove Excess Water
After taking a shower, water may seep from the tub onto the floors, especially if you have an older bathroom.
To prevent this from occurring, you may want to purchase squeegee to quickly remove excess water.
If money is tight, you can simply wipe the sink or tub with a washcloth. Make sure to wipe the inside and outside of the tub with a washcloth. Believe it or not, water can slowly seep onto the floors if these areas are not completely dry.
Another way to prevent water buildup is to regularly clean the shower, sink, tub, and toilet. To help with this, consider using various cleaning products and supplies. There are so many products on the market that can keep these areas clean while removing excess water.
Clean Bathroom Accessories
Once you have cleaned your bathroom inside and out, it’s time to turn your attention to the accessories.
First things first: Make sure your shower curtains are washed regularly, and dry the curtains off after each use. The dripping water from the curtains has a tendency to leave puddles on the floor, which eventually causes unwanted mildew growth.
Next, you’ll want to examine the bathroom mats for mildew growth. Pay close attention to mildew growth under the mat as this can cause mold to appear on the bathroom floors, and we don’t want that, right?
Check the washing instructions on the mat. If possible, throw the mat in the washing machine to remove the mildew growth. It’s a good idea to wash the mats at least every two weeks. Of course, if you notice mildew growth on the mats more regularly, feel free to wash them more frequently such as once a week or twice a week. For most people though, washing the mats once every two weeks is sufficient.
Once you have washed these mats, take a good look at them and consider their effectiveness. Some people may need to trade in their mats for more absorbent ones. Highly absorbent mats have been shown to prevent water from being splashed into your beautiful tiled floors.
Lastly, we want to mention the towels. Can towels cause mildew growth?
Despite popular belief, towels can result in mildew growth if they are not taken care of properly. Once you have used a towel a few times, don’t just hang it back up to dry. Wash the towel in hot water, and then dry it completely.
Keep in mind that a towel may drop water onto your floors. Because of this fact, you may want to store your towel in a place where it won’t be dripping water on your floors, thus causing mildew growth.
Here’s a good tip: Maybe consider drying the towel in a dryer after each shower. Another idea is to hang the towel over a bath mat.
Pay Close Attention To Grout
Did you know that cracked grout in the tile is a popular place for mold to grow?
Now that you know this extremely important fact, you’ll want to replace the grout in your bathroom at least every six months. Every time that you change the grout, consider using a latex sealer to protect the tile from mold.
In addition, you’ll want to clean the grout in the tile every week or so with great cleaners.
Always remember that the main way to prevent bathroom mold is to keep things dry all the time. Whether it’s the bathroom mats or the exterior of the shower, make sure to remove excess water on every aspect of the bathroom.
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